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DSUnite raises over $329,000 for scholarships

April 13, 2022

The DSU Foundation raised a record-breaking $329,423 at DSUnite, Dakota State’s annual fundraising event.

DSUnite, formerly referred to as the annual gala, brought together the DSU community on Friday, April 1, to support academic and athletic scholarships. About 250 supporters attended.

“DSU is not a secret anymore, which I think is the exciting part,” said Suzy Collignon-Hodgen, DSU Foundation Board Chair. “It was always a little secret that a lot of us knew about. But now when you say DSU, it really turns people’s heads. And I think it’s exciting to be a part of that buzz.”

Through sponsorships, tickets, raffle and games, auction items, and cash donations, DSU surpassed its initial goal of $250,000 for the evening.

The Masters Experience package – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - featuring badges for a day at the Masters, passes to the 1018 VIP Club, and transportation by private jet raised $45,000.

Attendees were also able to donate to Fund-A-Need, raising an additional $47,451, for Dakota State student scholarships.

“I am energized by our Trojan community’s support of this year’s DSUnite,” said Sami Zoss, Executive Director for Constituent Services and Engagement. “Together we are united, and we are rising.”

To learn more about DSU’s fundraising efforts, including the recently announced $250 million Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign, visit TrojansUnite.org.

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